June 26, 2017
Summer Suppers Registration
Eat. Pray. Love. On Wednesdays from July 12 to August 16, we will be joining together for a different kind of service -- one centered on bringing Christ-loving members of Advent who worship in two different languages into one community. Everyone is welcome to eat supper, worship, and discuss the bible. Join us for a change of pace from the usual three Sunday services. 

One Advent member, Carmen, is excited to share food (dessert!) with everyone. As a bilingual member of Advent, Carmen believes that a bilingual program creating opportunities for English-speakers and Spanish-speakers to meet each other is lovely.

Come laugh with new friends, share stories, and grow in faith. Experience God in a new light, through food and fellowship. Our intergenerational, bilingual program calls our diverse congregation to connect at the same table. 

We invite you to register at this time! You can view the full schedule and register online on our website, or pick up a registration form on the back table in the sanctuary.

¡Nos vemos ahí! (See you there!)
Register Online
Annual Congregational Retreat this August
Make new friends at Koinonia. Enjoy the weekend of August 4-6 in picturesque landscapes while spending time with people who love you as you are. There's boats, goats, campfires, s'mores, hikes, early morning coffee, late-night board games and even more. Sit by the lake reading your book or chatting with a new friend. Watch the sunrise or go searching for salamanders. Gain a spiritual experience beyond Advent's walls and the New York City buzz. Experience God in nature. We want you there because we know how much you will love it.

If you still aren't convinced, take it from our very own Pastor Danielle. She's excited to go on the retreat to get to know people in a chill and laid-back setting. She's also looking forward to spending more time with her family, after a busy few months moving and starting a new job. Koinonia is a place to get away and relax. "Plus", she says, "there are goats, and I love goats."

We'd love to have you with us. Learn more about travel, costs, housing, programming, and registration on our website.
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Temporary Change to Reaching Us By Phone
Our main phone line, 212-665-2504, stopped working sometime last week due to a Verizon issue. We're sorry if you tried to reach us and weren't able to! A Verizon technician is coming to fix the problem on Tuesday. Until it is fixed, you can reach us by phone anytime at our secondary phone number: 212-316-9101.
Conversations on Advocacy All Summer Long
Through September 11, join us at our Adult Conversations from 10:10am to 10:50am for a series devoted to social issues and suggested advocacy actions. Here is the full schedule of upcoming topics:

July 2 | (no conversation)
July 9 | El Salvador
July 16 | Welfare
July 23 | (no conversation)
July 30 | Environment
August 6 | Immigration
August 13 | Augusta Victoria Hospital
August 20 | LGTBQ Rights
August 27 | Climate Change
September 3 | (no conversation)
September 11 | Disaster Response
Summer Choir
While the Advent Chorale takes a break for summer, there are still opportunities to sing in worship! Summer Choir provides a more laid-back opportunity to sing at 11am worship with just one rehearsal the same morning at 10:15am. Summer Choir will sing on July 9, July 30, and August 13. All are welcome to join!
Equipo El Salvador Blog
This year’s El Salvador delegation will get a send-off in worship on Sunday, July 9 and travel July 18-25. You’re invited to share in the experience through their daily blog reflections, which will be shared through our e-letter and Facebook page. Be sure to check in as they tour El Salvador and visit our sister church in Calderitas.
In-Church Picnic
Our in-church picnic returns Sunday, July 16 after 11am worship in the basement fellowship hall. It will run 12:15 to 3pm and is open to everyone from all three services. Come enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers, fun and fellowship, games and prizes for all!

The picnic is being sponsored by the Adventurous Adventonians but we are looking for help in setting up and cleaning up! Talk to either one of the "two Kathys" to volunteer (Kathy Matson, katdotmat@gmail.com/Kathy Carpenter, kathc89@gmail.com). 
Spanish Mass and Backyard Cookout
The following Sunday, July 23, you're invited to join our Spanish worship service as it migrates outside to bask in the summer sun. Instead of at Advent, it will be held in the backyard of a nearby congregant, and followed by a cookout. This special outdoor worship service will begin at the regular Spanish worship time, 12:45pm, nearby Advent at the home of Dolores. For the address email Pastor Gary at pastormills@adventnyc.org.
A Persuasive Opportunity for Jane Austen Fans
For all you book fans our there, we'd like to put this on your radar so you can start reading now. On Sunday, July 23, the Adventurous Adventonians are hosting a discussion of Jane Austen's Persuasion and viewing of the 1995 classic film of same name. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share (Jane Austen-era foods especially desirable). If you have never read the book or haven't read it in a long time, now is the time to pick up a copy as the discussion will be more enjoyable for those familiar with the story.
Full Ministry Calendar
What ministry or group will you be involved in this month? There are even more ways to connect in fellowship and service!
View our full Ministry Calendar
This Sunday
Gospel | Matthew 10:40-42
Preaching | Pastor Gary at 9am & 11am worship in English, and 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Sudbrock at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary t 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Michelle Alvarado
Adult Conversation | We're taking a break due to July 4th Weekend, and will be back next Sunday.
Are you traveling this summer? You can still support the ministries of Advent. Make a general donation to our church quickly and simply online, or manage your recurring automatic online giving. Thank you for your faithful generosity.
The Mission of the Month for June is our food ministries, Community Lunch and Food Pantry. Community Lunch provides 150-200 people a hot meal once a month, and Food Pantry distributes 150 grocery bags each month. We invite you to make a special contribution to these long-term, growing, and valued ministries this month. To sign up for Food Pantry, email Frankie at salsafrankie@gmail.com. To sign up for Community Lunch, click here.
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